Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Scoliosis - Surgery Day

Guess what happens when you throw up in the presence of your anesthesiologist?

He cancels your surgery. Wow. What a turn of events. We were all so ready in every way, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. It has been a long journey and I think we were all ready to have some type of attempt at correction.

I'm not sure what the reasoning is/was, but God apparently had other plans today. I am so thankful that He is in control, and I am not.

The timing of it all was very dumbfounding. We arrived at the hospital, got checked in, got A into her gown and ready for the first part of sedation. The anesthesiologist comes in, and had really said no more than 5 sentences and A throws up. Then she throws up again.

She went from appearing perfectly fine, to not looking so great. Her temp was checked and it was 101.5. Unbelievable. We really could not explain it. There was no warning. It appeared to be anxiety related, but after discussing things with the surgeon, the anesthesiologist made the call to cancel for today.

So, we loaded back up and came home. We are waiting on word from the scheduler as to when we can reschedule.

Thank you all so much for riding on the roller coaster with us. We're trying to process everything, but are so thankful that God knows what He is doing. I'm glad He can see the big picture, and saw that today wasn't supposed to be the day.